Astronomical Society of London

On The Mercurial Compensation Pendulum

Catalogue no: 1519
Dewey No: 681.1124 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Francis Baily, Esq. F.R.S.
Total pages: 38 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1824
Editor: Publisher: Astronomical Society of London
Dimensions: 295mm x 235mm Condition: Pages fragile and ragged
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Pages extracted from this journal and now bound between light red hard covers.

From a paper read by the Author to the Astronomical Society, May 9 and June 13, 1823.

The first section gives a history of the Mercurial Compensated pendulum from the time of George Graham, with details given on studies into the property of mercury since then.

Room location: Library Cabinet: E Shelf: 2
Search terms: Pendulums, Precision Timekeeping
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